CORVALLIS — Andrew Moore held California to two hits in a complete-game shutout of the Golden Bears in the No. 6 Oregon State baseball team's 5-0 win Saturday afternoon in front of 3,053 fans at Goss Stadium.
Moore, who needed just 87 pitches to throw his first career complete game, improved to 9-1 on the year. His effort propelled the Beavers to the series victory over the Golden Bears. Oregon State will go for the sweep of Cal today.
Moore faced 29 batters in the win, his seventh quality start of the season. He struck out two and walked one while allowing a single to Devin Pearson in the second and another single to Mitchell Kranson in the eighth.
Moore, Matt Boyd and Tony Bryant have combined to hold the Golden Bears (21-25, 9-14 Pac-12) to five hits in the first two games of the series while issuing just two walks to go along with 14 strikeouts.
The Beavers (36-8, 16-4) loaded the bases with no outs in both the first and second innings. OSU could not capitalize in the first, stranding all three runners, but the Beavers came through with four runs in the second.
Andy Peterson blooped a single over the second baseman's head to score the first two runs of the inning, then scored himself when Dylan Davis drove in two with a double off the left field fence.
Davis' third RBI of the game came in the sixth and sent the Beavers to a 5-0 advantage. He walked with the bases loaded.
Peterson led the Beavers with three hits while Davis pitched in with two.
California's Trevor Hildenberger started for the Golden Bears and allowed nine hits and five runs in six innings of work. He struck out three and walked four to take the loss, dropping his record to 5-3 this season.
OREGON 6, WASHINGTON STATE 3 — At Pullman, Wash., Ryon Healy hit his 10th home run of the season and pitcher Cole Irvin battled through some early troubles to lead No. 11 Oregon to a Pac-12 Conference victory.
Healy went 2-for-4 with a RBI and two runs scored to lead Oregon (36-11, 18-5 Pac-12) to a series-clinching win. J.J. Altobelli was 3-for-4 with a run scored and a RBI.
Irvin (9-2) allowed three runs, two earned, on six hits in seven innings. Jimmie Sherfy retired the side in order to get his 16th save of the season.
Healy put the Ducks on top in the top of the first when he blasted a solo home run over the left field wall.
Washington State answered in the bottom of the first, scoring a run on a sacrifice fly by Brett Jacobs. The Cougars had a chance for more but pinch hitter Nick Tanielu lined out to third baseman Ryan Hambright with the bases loaded to end the inning.
Oregon put together four straight one-out singles in the top of the second to score two runs. Connor Hofmann singled to center to score Hambright, who started the rally with a hit. Altobelli followed with a RBI single through the left field that Josh Graham scored from second on. Both teams scored a run in the third to make it 4-3. Oregon's run came when Aaron Payne scored on a throwing error on a bunt single by Mitchell Tolman. WSU got its run on a sacrifice fly.
Oregon added to the lead with a run in both the eighth and ninth innings. Scott Heineman doubled to left center in the eighth to score Healy, who reached on a throwing error to lead off the inning.
Oregon will look for the series sweep today.